Do you beleive numbers effect our personality?

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Do you beleive in Numerology?


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As a school project I would like to ask if you beleive in numerology (The study of numbers on human affairs). So all I need you to do is post and vote yes or no. And if you want too you can state your opinion.
 

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It's nonsense, but I'll allow the poll since people like voting.
 
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As a school project I would like to ask if you beleive in numerology (The study of numbers on human affairs). So all I need you to do is post and vote yes or no. And if you want too you can state your opinion.

It depends on what we mean when we say a number, if we are talking about numerology then no, it's a load of rubbish, if we mean numbers such as the fine-structure constant then it does have a large impact on human life at least.
 
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For me it's as above, numerology = load of BS. I suppose numbers as in bank related, certainly.
 
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lisab
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No, not at all. I don't believe in the supernatural.
 
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cristo
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Of course, I only listen to advice from fortune tellers.
 
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Sure they do. You think we behave the same whatever we have 100 Euros or 1000000 in a back account ?
 
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If you use very general loose terms you don't have to be very accurate with your predictions because they encompass a wide enough range they will work for most everyone. However it might be possible that statistically people born in month xyz are more likely to have kids on xyz date or have a parent pass away ect i'm not totally sure about that.
 
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If you use very general loose terms you don't have to be very accurate with your predictions because they encompass a wide enough range they will work for most everyone. However it might be possible that statistically people born in month xyz are more likely to have kids on xyz date or have a parent pass away ect i'm not totally sure about that.

Thats not really an example of how numbers can affect people though.
 
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Numbers only have an effect to the extent people allow them to. So no, wait yes. ermm...
 
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BS, they make this junk up as they go along.
 
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If you use very general loose terms you don't have to be very accurate with your predictions because they encompass a wide enough range they will work for most everyone. However it might be possible that statistically people born in month xyz are more likely to have kids on xyz date or have a parent pass away ect i'm not totally sure about that.

Correlation doesn't mean causation. 666 anyone ?
 
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Maybe in sort of the same way Astrology affects some people's personality.

While everyone possess all the attributes for all the different zodiac signs to certain degrees, just having the idea float around that people born during your time of the year have a certain affinity for that attribute might actually make them develop that attribute to a higher degree.

So for example Pisces may actually be statistically more shy, introspective, feminine, whatever, but not because of the stars, but because of a labeling bias.

I saw an interesting news item recently where as a sort of marketing joke an insurance company posted accident rates by zodiac signs and they got a ton of complaints from people thinking this was one of there real actuarial variables. They had to send out a press release saying it wasn't. Though I was curious why not if it's statistically true.
 
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I went with "no" on the poll.

I assumed the questions dealt specifically with numerology, i.e., numbers such as the how many letters in your name, etc. There is a caveat though. I believe that numerological watchammacallits may have a placebo-like effect on people that believe in numerology.
 
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Not english letters and numbers though. Only Hebrew. Thank you, don't ask me. The study is way too advanced for me. I just know scholars of Talmud who have found evidence of this.
 
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I voted no. At the same time number 50 starts to play more and more important role in my life, so to some extent I should vote yes :grumpy:
 
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If you're talking about the number of $s, then yes.
 
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I think being good at messin' with numbers can predispose you to being overly confident in your intelligence. But it's not necessarily anything more than a correlation.
 
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I think being good at messin' with numbers can predispose you to being overly confident in your intelligence. But it's not necessarily anything more than a correlation.

Quite on the contrary, I find it more common that mathematicians places uselessness at basic arithmetic as more of a positive trait, half-jokingly perhaps.
 
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Quite on the contrary, I find it more common that mathematicians "brag" about their uselessness at basic arithmetic.
This has nothing to do with math, it's about the supernatural. Numerology is supernatural. I hope you understood that when you voted.
 
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This has nothing to do with math, it's about the supernatural. Numerology is supernatural. I hope you understood that when you voted.

I don't think anyone here read the OP before thinking about their response.
 
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This has nothing to do with math, it's about the supernatural. Numerology is supernatural. I hope you understood that when you voted.

Are you supervising and commenting on personal votes? Mind you I did it for fun and effect, but I didn't expect to be ratted out! Of course I know the issue and is probably of the same opinion of you about numerology, but I was commenting directly to TylerH's statement.
 
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I don't think anyone here read the OP before thinking about their response.
Some did, some didn't, some don't know what numerology is.
 
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Are you supervising and commenting on personal votes? Mind you I did it for fun and effect, but I didn't expect to be ratted out! Of course I know the issue and is probably of same opinion of you, but I was commenting directly to TylerH's statement.
The vote is a public poll, you can see who voted by clicking on the number of votes. I'm afraid some people are voting as a joke and skewing the OP's results.
 
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The vote is a public poll, you can see who voted by clicking on the number of votes.

I wasn't aware, that's too bad. In any case I think you see that I wasn't commenting on OP's question.
 

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